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George Washington Earl Moyers

George Washington Earl Moyers

Male 1849 - 1926

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    George Washington Earl Moyers
    George Washington Earl Moyers
    George Moyers was one of my maternal great grandfathers. He was the son of Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" Deen. Born on April 12, 1849, in Sperry, Iowa, George lived until March 28, 1926, when he died at the home of his daughter Mary Lucinda Dotson. On November 11, 1869, George married Rebecca Ellen Pence, a native of Virginia, and they had ten children throughout the course of their married life. Three died in infancy or early childhood, the other seven lived into adulthood. George remarried to Mary Smith in 1920, but little is known of this woman. She may have died soon after the marriage.
    Five Generations of Moyers
    Five Generations of Moyers
    This photograph, taken in 1917, is a five generation photo of Sam Moyers and his descendants. The people pictured in this, left to right, are: George Washington Earl Moyers, Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey (standing), Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, and she's holding her granddaughter, Thelma Verlee Umphrey. Sam Moyers is my second great grandfather, and Thelma, who lives in Michigan, is my first cousin. The ornate detail on the chair harkens back to the era of the early twentieth century, before planned obsolescence was invented, and interesting design mostly faded into obscurity of the vast mass market.

    Histories
    The Biography of George Washington Earl Moyers (1849-1926)
    The Biography of George Washington Earl Moyers (1849-1926)
    Arthur Springer, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II, Illustrated; With Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 378-383.

    General Newsprint
    Davidson (sic) - Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello
    Davidson (sic) - Dotson Families Reunion Held at Wapello
    An article reporting on the seventh family reunion of the Davison-Dotson Families. The reunion was held August 22, 1925, in Wapello, Iowa.
    Methodist Aid of Morning Sun Has Easter Bake Sale
    Methodist Aid of Morning Sun Has Easter Bake Sale
    News of Morning Sun, Iowa, with mention that Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) Marshall was visiting her sister, Nora Olive (Larkin) Cunningham, in Morning Sun after attending the funeral of their uncle, George Washington Earl Moyers.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    Retired Farmer Dies
    Retired Farmer Dies
    The obituary of George Washington Earl Moyers, published in an unknown newspaper. George died at the home of his daughter, Mary Lucinda "Lu" Dotson. This obituary was provided courtest of Marge (Walker) Kimble.
    George W. Moyer (sic) Dies at Hospital; George W. Moyer (sic) is Laid to Rest Here
    George W. Moyer (sic) Dies at Hospital; George W. Moyer (sic) is Laid to Rest Here
    The obituary of George Washington Earl Moyers, published in the Morning Sun News-Herald. George, the grandson of Jacob and Sarah Walker "Sally" (Rogers) Moyers, lived most of his life in Des Moines and Louisa counties in Iowa. He was the son of Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" Deen. He married Rebecca Ellen Pence November 11, 1869, in Burlington, Iowa, and they had ten children.

  • Name  George Washington Earl Moyers  [1, 2, 3
    Born  12 Apr 1849  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1850  Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • George Meias (sic), age 2, male, born in Iowa
    Iowa State Census  1856  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • George Myres, age 7, male, had lived 7 years in Iowa, born in Iowa
    Census  1860  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • George Myers, age 10, male, born in Iowa, attended school during census year
    Census  1870  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (George "Meyer" was listed with his wife, Rebecca "Meyer":) Line Number: 37, Dwelling Number: 283, Family Number: 299: George Meyer, age 21, male, white, occupation farmer, value of real estate $3000, value of personal estate $300, born in Iowa, male over 21 years of age
    Census  1880  Jackson Township, Edwards County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • ("J.W." Moyers was married to "Rebbecca" Moyers, living with her and children: Lucy, Alfred, Harriet, and Cora E. Moyers:) Line Number 8, Dwelling Number 63, Family Number 63: J. W. (sic) Moyers, white, male, age 32, head of household, married, occupation farmer, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Virginia
    Iowa State Census  1885  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • (Married to Rebecca, living with her and children: Lucy, Pearl, Hattie, Cora S., and Burton Moyers:) Line number: 13, Dwelling number: 4, Family number: 4: George W. Moyers, 34 Township, Range 70, Section 3; Address NW¾ NW¼; age 53, male, married, occupation farmer, born in Des Moines County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native, subject to military duty, entitled to vote
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Married to Rebecca, living with her and children: Cora E., Pearl A., Burton, Edward N., and Hallie Moyers:) George W. Moyers, 45, male, married, born in Des Moines County, farmer, Methodist Protestant
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Geo. W. "Moyer" was married to Rebecca, living with her and sons "Berton" and Eddie, and "Hattie" "Moyer," a daughter, who was actually son "Hallie Moyers":) Line number 4; dwelling number 511, family number 525: Geo. W. Moyer, head of household, white, male, born in April 1849, age 51, married, married for 38 years, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Virginia, occupation farmer, could read, could write, could speak English, owned home, mortgaged, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 177
    City Directory  1902/1903  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Gould's City and County Directory of the City of Burlington and Des Moines County 
    • G. W. Moyers, Yellow Spring Township, Newport (? - apparently still had land in Des Moines County).
    Iowa State Census  1905  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • (Geo. Moyers was listed with his wife, "Rebbeca," and sons Edward and Hallie Moyers:) Card #: 141, Geo. Moyers, Post Office: Wapello, RD No. 2
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 16
    • (Married to "Rebeca" E. Moyers, living with her:) Line number 11: dwelling number: 167, family number: 167: George W. Moyers, head of household, male, white, age 61, married (once), years of present marriage 41, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Illinois, mother's birthplace Virginia, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry farm, employer, could read, could write, owned home, free of mortgage, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 152
    Biography  1911  [1
    History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911 
    • A well tilled farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Wapello township pays tribute to the agricultural skill of G. W. Moyers, who was born in Des Moines county, Iowa, on the 12th of April, 1849, and is the eldest son of Samuel N. and Lucinda H. (Deen) Moyers, pioneer settlers of that county. The birth of the father occurred five miles north of Carrollton, in Greene county, Illinois, and from that state he came to Iowa in 1839, locating in Des Moines county, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits until his retirement from active labor in 1884. He then removed to Mediapolis, Iowa, where his wife died November 9, 1909, at the age of eighty-six years, but he is still living at the age of eighty-four. In politics he is a democrat and has held several township offices. He is a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church and is also connected with the Grange. Although well advanced in years he is a hale and hearty old gentleman whom it is a pleasure to meet and know. In his family were two sons and two daughters as follows: Marietta, deceased; G. W., of this review; Sarah Ellen, the deceased wife of James Larkin, of Des Moines (county); and Jacob, who is living in Spokane, Washington.

      The early life of G. W. Moyers was very similar to that of other lads of the period in like circumstances, his education being acquired in the district schools of his native county, such time as he was not there engaged being devoted to the work of the farm. At the age of twenty-one years he settled on a tract of one hundred and sixty acres belonging to his father, which he cultivated for nine years. At the expiration of that period he returned to the old homestead and managed it for two years, following which he removed to Edwards county, Kansas. There he purchased a half section of land, which he cultivated for three years and then returned to the old home farm in Des Moines county, where he lived for a year. In 1896 Mr. Moyers came to Louisa county, purchasing one hundred and sixty acres of land in Wapello township, where he has since resided. Here he engages in general farming and stock-raising, in both of which he has been very successful. He has made all the improvements on his farm, having erected during the period of his occupancy some very fine buildings. All of the land is tillable, well drained and substantially fenced, while the fields are under a high state of cultivation, thus making it one of the valuable properties of the township.

      On the 11th of November, 1869, Mr. Moyers was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca E. Pence, a daughter of Jonathan and Polly (Tootwaler) (sic) Pence, both of whom were natives of eastern Virginia, whence they removed to West Virginia at an early day. Her father served in the Third Virginia Volunteer Infantry during the Civil war but after about two years at the front he died from exposure. The mother had passed away in 1848. Mrs. Moyers came to Des Moines county, Iowa, with her brother-in-law, Martin Deen, his wife and her sister, when she was nineteen years of age and there she was subsequently married. She was the youngest in a family of three daughters, the others being: Margaret E., the wife of D. Shumacher, of West Virginia; and Mary V.. the wife of Martin Deen, of Cass county, Iowa. To Mr. and Mrs. Moyers were born ten children: Samuel L.. who is deceased; Mary L., the wife of George Dotson, of Louisa county; Pearl Alfred, of Des Moines county; Hattie May, the wife of Samuel Walker, of Louisa county; Cora Ellen, who married Frank Hamilton, also of this county; James Burton, of Des Moines county; Gertie Edna, who is deceased; Edward Nelson, now living in Robstown, Texas; one who died in infancy; and Hally Roy, at home, who married Martha Catherine Baxter and has one child, Dwight, who was born on the 16th of August, 1909.

      Both Mr. and Mrs. Moyers are affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church, and his political support he gives to the democratic party. He has never been prominently identified with township affairs but he has held some of the minor offices. A capable agriculturist, the efforts and intelligence he has expended in the direction of his business have been well rewarded and Mr. Moyers is recognized as one of the substantial citizens of Wapello township.
    Retired  1912  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    farming 
    Iowa State Census  1915  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • Card Number: A851, male, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 66, G. W. Moyers, age 66, Des Moines County, post office address: 720 Leevins Street, Burlington, Ward 7, extent of education in the common schools: 8, birth place: Iowa, owned home or farm, value of farm or home: $1800, church affiliation Methodist, father's birthplace: Illinois, mother's birthplace: Virginia, signed by assessor: H. A. Anderson
    Residence  Apr 1918  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Census  1920  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • (Widowed, living with his son, Ed Moyers:) Line number 79: dwelling number: 50, family number: 51: G. W. Moyers, head of household, owned home, free of mortgage, male, white, age 70, widowed, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Illinois, mother's birthplace West Virginia, could speak English, occupation none
    Residence  Jan 1920  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • (Living with his daughter, Mary Lucinda Dotson, and two granddaughters:) George W. Moyers, father, male, white, age 75, widowed, number of years in the U.S.: 75, number of years in Iowa: 70, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 4th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Samuel Moyers, father's birthplace: Illinois, name of mother: Lucinda Dean, mother's birthplace: Virginia, place of marriage of parents: Burlington, Iowa, church affiliation: none
    City Directory  1926  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • George W. Moyer (sic), residence 1822 Mount Pleasant Street (home of Mary Lucinda Moyers Dotson).
    Obituary  Mar 1926  [17
    • Retired Farmer Dies

      George W. Moyers was born at Sperry, Iowa, April 12, 1849, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Dotson, Sunday morning, March 28, 1926, after an illness of only a few hours. He grew to manhood in Des Moines county but later, with his family, moved to his farm in Louisa county near Newport where he lived until he retired 14 years ago. On November 11, 1869, he was married to Miss Rebecca E. Pence who preceded him in death 7 years (sic: 9) ago.

      Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary L. Dotson of 1822 Mt. Pleasant Street, Burlington, Iowa, and Mrs. Frank Hamilton of Wapello; four sons, Pearl of Wapello, Burt of Elrick, Edward of near Burlington, and Hally of Elk River, Minnesota. Twenty-eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren also survive.

      Short services were held from the Burnett Wallen Mortuary at Burlington, Iowa, at 11 o'clock, and services at the M. E. church in Morning Sun, Iowa, at 2 o'clock. Burial in the Elmwood cemetery at Morning Sun.
    Died  28 Mar 1926  Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 17
    Cause: gallstones 
    Buried  30 Mar 1926  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 17, 23
    Obituary  1 Apr 1926  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • GEORGE W. MOYER DIES AT HOSPITAL
      George W. Moyer is Laid to Rest Here.


      George W. Moyer, 76 years old, and a former resident of the Fairview neighborhood east of town, died at Burlington hospital Sunday morning, following a brief illness. The body was brought to Morning Sun Tuesday and the funeral service held from the Methodist church, conducted by Reverend T. S. Pool of Mt. Pleasant, an old friend and former pastor of the family.

      He was assisted by Reverend H. W. Munster of this city. The interment was at Elmwood cemetery.

      Mr. Moyer was born in Sperry, Iowa, on, April 12, 1849. He grew to manhood there and for many years farmed in Des Moines county, later moving to Louisa county, where he farmed a number, of years. He retired from active business fourteen years ago and for a number of years has made his home with a daughter in Burlington.

      On November 11, 1869, he was married to Miss Rebecca E. Pence, who preceded him in death seven years ago. Mr. Moyer had gone to the home of Verne Burgess on the Irish Ridge road last Saturday and while there became ill. He was taken to the Burlington hospital where it was found his illness was due to gall stones.

      Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George Dotson of Burlington, and Mrs. Frank Hamilton of Wapello; four sons, Pearl of Wapello, Burt of Elrick, Edward of Sperry, and Hallie of Minnesota. Twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren also survive.
    Research 
    • According to Thelma (Umphrey/Allen) Bearde, when she was young the Moyers pronounced their last name so it sounded like "Meyers." Upon hearing this, Marge Kimble remembered that her father used to use that name sometimes, as well.
    Religion  Methodist  [17
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [23
    • Name: George W. Moyers; Sex: M; Born: 1849; Died or Buried: 1926; Age: 77; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC ©1990 - page MS-62; Notes: born 12 April 1849; died 28 March 1926; husband of Rebecca
    Person ID  I236  All Families
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2014 

    Father  Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers,   b. 31 Jan 1827, five miles north of Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1920, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" Deen,   b. 15 Jun 1823, Lewis County, (West) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1909, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Officiant  1846  [24
    Reverend M. See 
    • His name was Michael See. He was a native of, (West) Virginia.
    Married  6 Aug 1846  Tamatown (Historical), Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 25, 26
    Moved  1884  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Benton Township, Des Moines County, 
    Anniversary Announcement  1906  [27
    The 60th Wedding Anniversary Program 
    • Sixtieth Weddding Anniversary

      Samuel N. Moyers - Lucinda Dean; Married August 6, 1846, in Tamatown, Iowa, by Reverend M. See

      "We who improve Hymen's golden hours, By sweet example, know, That marriage, rightly understood, Give to the tender and the good, A paradise below"

      George W. Moyers married Rebecca Pense (sic) November 11, 1869, in Burlington, Iowa, Squire Willcox officiating.

      Lucy Moyers married George Dotson December 24, 1891, at her home, Reverend Robb officiating.

      Lee, Harry, Samuel, Iva and Thomas.

      Pearl Moyers married Jesse Swan March 1, 1898, at her home, Reverend T. S. Pool officiating.

      Earl, Floyd and Lottie.

      Hattie Moyers married Samuel Walker October 25, 1893, in Morning Sun, Iowa, Reverend Henness officiating.

      Elsie, George, Maude, William (sic: Albert Ross), Herbert (sic George Percy), Myrtle and Paul.

      Cora Moyers married Frank Hamilton December 14, 1899, at her home, Reverend T. S. Pool officiating.

      Edward Moyers.

      Halleck Moyers.

      Sarah E. Moyers married James W. Larkin December 19, 1871, at her home, Reverend M. See officiating.

      Lee Larkin married Pearl Shepherd May 2, 1905, in Redfield, Kansas, Reverend T. J. Caldwell officiating.

      Nora O. Larkin married Wiley Cunningham November 3, 1895, in Wapello, Reverend Younkin officiating.

      Iris, Lloyd, Leo and Kenley

      Blanch Larkin married Ira D. Marshall December 24, 1894, in Colubmbus Junction, Iowa, Reverend Pusy officiating.

      Daisy, Everett, Hazel, David and Oliver.

      Samuel W. Larkin married Bessie Helverson February 22, 1900, in Wapello, Iowa, Reverend Pool officiating.

      Neita and May.

      Bert J. Larkin.

      Jacob N. Moyers married Emma E. Swank September 13, 1877, in Huron, Iowa, Reverend M. Bamford officiating.

      Lillian B. Moyers married Henry W. Giertz June 18, 1902, in Mediapolis, Iowa, Reverend Smith officiating.

      Margaret E.

      Jacob N. Moyers married Kate A. Stanley September 6, 1881, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Reverend T. Ballenger officiating.

      Alpha V. Moyers married Edwin Cox April 18, 1901, in Galena Kansas, Squire Spiva officiating.

      Maude C. Moyers.

      Stanley W. Moyers.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Samuel Nelson Moyers and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers' grave is located at Loper Cemetery in Des Moines County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Moyers: S. N. Moyers, January 31, 1827 - January 13, 1920; Lucinda H., beloved wife of Samuel N. Moyers, June 15, 1824 - November 9, 1909."

      There is a large monument with simply the name "Moyers" located near Sam and Lucinda's graves.
    Photos

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    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers
    Sam Moyers was the son of Jacob Moyers (1797-1863) and Sarah Walker "Sallie" Rogers (1802-1867). He was born January 31, 1827, five miles north of Carrollton, Illinois. He died January 13, 1920, at Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Iowa. His parents settled in Des Moines County, Iowa, in 1839. Lucy Deen was the daughter of Jacob D. Deen (1799-1866) and Judith "Judy" Cox (1797-1888). Lucy was born June 15, 1823, in Lewis County, (West) Virginia, and died November 9, 1909, in Mediapolis, Iowa. Her parents moved from Lewis County to Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, in November 1844. Samuel and Lucinda are both buried at the Loper Cemetery in Des Moines County.
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers Biography and Photograph
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers Biography and Photograph
    Sam and Lucinda Moyers's biography was published in 1888 in the book, A Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, published by Acme Publishing in Chicago. A photograph of the two was also published in that volume. In 1886 they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. It is possible the photo was taken for that occasion, or any of the other anniersaries after about 1870. (There is also available a standalone photograph without the entire page of Sam and Lucinda.)
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    This photograph was taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Sam and Lucy Moyers, probably in August 1896 as their wedding was August 8, 1846. About 1/3 of the family posed in this picture can be identified, and likely the other 2/3 are those whom we'd love to know who they were.

    Those who have been identified in this photograph are: Nora Olive (Larkin) Cunningham, Wiley E. Cunningham, Samuel Wilbur Larkin, Adolphus "Lee" Larkin, Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) Marshall, Ira David Marshall, Oliver Spencer Marshall, Daisy Esther Marshall (baby), Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers, George Washington Earl Moyers, Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, Elsie Ella Walker, Jacob Nelson Moyers, Kathryn Ann "Bappy" (Stanley) Moyers, Lillian Bell Moyers (later Giertz), Samuel Nelson Moyers, and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers.

    The woman to Sam and Lucy's left was identified as Cody (with a question mark), as a person who stood up with them at their wedding.

    Two children in the front row I had identified as probably being Stanley Wilbur Moyers and Halleck Roy "Hal" Moyers (later "Moyer"). The boy I guess to be Hal particularly resembles a later photo of him as an adult.

    Although a later photo of Cora Ellen (Moyers) Hamilton exists, I cannot see anyone who seems exactly to fit or match with her photograph twenty years later.

    Some of the older people in this may be Sam's brothers. His brother Jacob Josiah Moyers was living in Chicago, and was married to a woman named Martha (who may or may not have still been alive in 1896. She was dead by 1900). Benjamin Franklin Moyers was married to the former Barbara Deam, also a former Des Moines County, resident, and they lived in Missouri.

    Elizabeth Ann (Kurtz) Moyers was divorced from Sam's brother, George Washington Moyers, but she and some of her children and families lived nearby in Louisa County, Iowa. If they were on good enough terms with her ex husband's family, they may be in this photograph. Also, I am not sure if Sam's brother George Moyers was still living or not, so he is another possibility. The Rexroats of McDonough County, Illinois, were also nephews and nieces, and not living too distant. Even the Lakin family, many of whom were still in Carrollton, Illinois, and vicinity, though Sam's sister Eliza had been dead over 30 years, may have travelled to Iowa for this celebration.

    This photograph was provided courtesy of Larry Leon Dowell, Sam and Lucy's third great grandson. The identification was done by a relative of his, except for Hattie Mae and Elsie Walker, and Pearl Alfred Moyers.
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (2 of 2)
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (2 of 2)
    This photograph, provided courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble, was taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Sam and Lucinda Moyers. It is very similar to another photo provided courtesy of Larry Leon Dowell, but indeed it is not the same (as I first thought it was). Many people have been rearranged from the other photograph, some are new in this, and some apparently were not in this picture.
    Documents
    The 60th Wedding Anniversary Program of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers
    The 60th Wedding Anniversary Program of Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers
    Sam and Lucy were married in 1846 in Tamatown (historical), Des Moines County, Iowa. It was very unusual for couples from that era to both be alive at the time of their 60th wedding anniversary, so one could say their longevity is quite an accomplishment.

    This is a four page program that was printed for their 60th wedding anniversary. It has their picture and a biblical quote on the front, and genealogical information inside. Lucy's maiden surname was spelled "Dean" rather than "Deen" on this.

    Two of the children of Hattie Mae Moyers Walker were incorrectly listed on the program as William and Herbert. They were Albert Ross and George.

    (This document was provided courtesy of Kathy Begey. Note: this document is in .pdf format)
    Headstones

    » Slide Show
    The Moyers Family Monument at Loper Cemetery
    The Moyers Family Monument at Loper Cemetery
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers (1 of 2)
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers (1 of 2)
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers  (2 of 2)
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers (2 of 2)
    (Individual Photos - Headshot Photographs)
    Histories
    The 1888 Biography of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' Moyers (1827-1920)
    The 1888 Biography of Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers (1827-1920)
    Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 511-512.
    Family ID  F174  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Rebecca Ellen Pence,   b. 10 Apr 1847, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1919, west of Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Nov 1869  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 21
    Officiant 
    • Squire Willcox officiated at the wedding of George and Rebecca.
    Residence  Abt 1880/1884  Peabody, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    • George and Rebecca Moyers and their family lived in Kansas four years according to Pearl Moyers' 1915 Des Moines County, Iowa, biography. Gertie died in 1885 and was buried in Iowa. Cora was born in 1878 in Iowa, so the move to Kansas was apparently between 1878-1881.
    Residence  1888  rural Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    Residence  10 Apr 1918  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Headstone Photograph 
    • George Washington Earl Moyers and Rebecca (Pence) Moyers' grave is located at Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Moyers: George W. Moyers, born April 13, 1849, died March 28, 1926; Rebecca E., His Wife, born April 10, 1847, died March 30, 1919"
    Children 
     1. Samuel Lee Moyers,   b. 1 Mar 1871, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1872, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Mary Lucinda "Lu" Moyers,   b. 12 Feb 1873, Tamatown (Historical), Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1958, Harmony Nursing Home, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers,   b. 12 Dec 1875, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1964, Klein Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Hattie Mae "Harriett" Moyers,   b. 18 Jul 1876, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1918, near Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Cora Ellen Moyers,   b. 15 Apr 1878, farm near Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1948, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Burton James "Bert" Moyers,   b. 4 Feb 1883, Peabody, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1961, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Gertie Edna Moyers,   b. 4 Feb 1883, Peabody, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1885, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Edward Nelson "Ed" Moyers,   b. 6 Mar 1887, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1948, at home in Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. (Infant Son - 00238) Moyers,   b. 7 Sep 1888, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1888, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Halleck Roy "Hal" Moyer, Sr.,   b. 27 Sep 1889, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1974, Elk River Nursing Home, Elk River, Sherburne County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
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    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George and Rebecca Moyers's biography was published in 1912 in the book, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II.. Their photographs were also published in that book. The book was by Arthur Springer.

    (Though published in 1912, the photographs were definitely taken earlier, probably in the 1880s.)
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    This photograph was taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Sam and Lucy Moyers, probably in August 1896 as their wedding was August 8, 1846. About 1/3 of the family posed in this picture can be identified, and likely the other 2/3 are those whom we'd love to know who they were.

    Those who have been identified in this photograph are: Nora Olive (Larkin) Cunningham, Wiley E. Cunningham, Samuel Wilbur Larkin, Adolphus "Lee" Larkin, Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) Marshall, Ira David Marshall, Oliver Spencer Marshall, Daisy Esther Marshall (baby), Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers, George Washington Earl Moyers, Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, Elsie Ella Walker, Jacob Nelson Moyers, Kathryn Ann "Bappy" (Stanley) Moyers, Lillian Bell Moyers (later Giertz), Samuel Nelson Moyers, and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers.

    The woman to Sam and Lucy's left was identified as Cody (with a question mark), as a person who stood up with them at their wedding.

    Two children in the front row I had identified as probably being Stanley Wilbur Moyers and Halleck Roy "Hal" Moyers (later "Moyer"). The boy I guess to be Hal particularly resembles a later photo of him as an adult.

    Although a later photo of Cora Ellen (Moyers) Hamilton exists, I cannot see anyone who seems exactly to fit or match with her photograph twenty years later.

    Some of the older people in this may be Sam's brothers. His brother Jacob Josiah Moyers was living in Chicago, and was married to a woman named Martha (who may or may not have still been alive in 1896. She was dead by 1900). Benjamin Franklin Moyers was married to the former Barbara Deam, also a former Des Moines County, resident, and they lived in Missouri.

    Elizabeth Ann (Kurtz) Moyers was divorced from Sam's brother, George Washington Moyers, but she and some of her children and families lived nearby in Louisa County, Iowa. If they were on good enough terms with her ex husband's family, they may be in this photograph. Also, I am not sure if Sam's brother George Moyers was still living or not, so he is another possibility. The Rexroats of McDonough County, Illinois, were also nephews and nieces, and not living too distant. Even the Lakin family, many of whom were still in Carrollton, Illinois, and vicinity, though Sam's sister Eliza had been dead over 30 years, may have travelled to Iowa for this celebration.

    This photograph was provided courtesy of Larry Leon Dowell, Sam and Lucy's third great grandson. The identification was done by a relative of his, except for Hattie Mae and Elsie Walker, and Pearl Alfred Moyers.
    1912 Walker Family Photos: The Summer Canoe on the Pond
    1912 Walker Family Photos: The Summer Canoe on the Pond
    This is a photograph (photo postcard style) I have inherited. My cousin, Virginia Golliher, has the same image and the people in the canoe are identified on hers. Her mother, Myrtle, and my mother, Leota, were both in the picture.

    The older woman on the left is Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers. The girl in front of her is Zella "Myrtle" Walker. George Washington Earl Moyers is rowing the canoe. On the right are Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, and she is holding the baby (my mother), Hattie "Leota" Walker. My mother was born in March 1912, so this photograph was taken in that summer. Myrtle was 7 or else 8, depending upon the date of the picture.
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    This is a second photograph of my great grandparents, George and Rebecca Moyers, as published in the book, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II. This is provided as the other version shows part of the outside cover of the book, putting them in context. I estimate the photos were taken in the 1880s.
    Headstones
    The Headstone of George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
    The Headstone of George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F6  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Smith,   b. 1847, Frodsham, , Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1923 
    Marriage License  21 Jan 1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • George W. Moyers and Mrs. Mary Rogers, both seventy years of age, obtained license to wed at the court house yesterday. A few moments before, Edward N. Moyers, a son of the man, and Ruth A. Youngberg obtained a license. All are from Mediapolis.
    Married  22 Jan 1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [35
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: George W. Moyers; Groom's Birth Date: 1851 (sic: 1849); Groom's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Groom's Age: 69; Bride's Name: Mary Smith Rogers; Bride's Birth Date: 1849; Bride's Birthplace: England; Bride's Age: 71; Marriage Date: 22 January 1920; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Samuel L. Moyers; Groom's Mother's Name: Lucinda Dean; Bride's Father's Name: Samuel Smith; Bride's Mother's Name: Anna Boundbrook; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Widowed; Bride's Marital Status: Widowed; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02688-6; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1682753; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Marriage Documentation
    Notice of a Marriage License Issued to George Washington Earl Moyers and Mary Smith; and a Second License Issued to George's Son, Edward Nelson Moyers, and Ruth Alfrida Youngberg
    Notice of a Marriage License Issued to George Washington Earl Moyers and Mary Smith; and a Second License Issued to George's Son, Edward Nelson Moyers, and Ruth Alfrida Youngberg
    George and Mary were married January 22, 1920, in Burlington, Iowa; his son, Edward and wife, Ruth, were married January 21, 1920, in Burlington, Iowa.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F19857  Group Sheet

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    1. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 378-383 (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 110-111 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 352-355 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S37] Moyers, George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy).

    5. [S54] 1900 US Census.
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 90, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 42A, page number: 143; enumeration date: June 27, 1900

    6. [S8221] Moyers, George Washington Earl - Obituary (Morning Sun News-Herald), (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, April 1, 1926; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa).

    7. [S366] 1850 US Census.
      Page Number: 93 462, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumerated on October 30, 1850

    8. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census.
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; pages 1612-1613; Roll: IA_53

    9. [S451] 1860 US Census.
      Page Number: 93, Sheet Number: 887, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Post Office: Burlington; enumerated on June 28, 1860

    10. [S267] 1870 US Census.
      Page Number: 40, Burlington, Ward 5, Des Moines County, Iowa; Sheet 401, Post Office: Burlington; enumerated on August 13, 1870

    11. [S628] 1880 US Census.
      Jackson Township, Edwards County, Kansas; Page 6, Supervisor's District 21, Enumeration District 374, Sheet 258B; Enumerated on June 11, 1880

    12. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census.
      Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, page 359; Roll: IA1885_177

    13. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census.
      Louisa County, Iowa; Wapello Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Sutro Microfilm Roll #553, Reel 67 of 121

    14. [S7962] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1902-1903, (Ora J. Gould, Compiler, Publisher, and Proprietor, The Keen-Hafner Mfg. Co., Printing and Binding. Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 573 (Reliability: 4).

    15. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census.
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    16. [S72] 1910 US Census.
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 101, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 14A, page number: 180; enumeration date: May 16, 1910

    17. [S404] Moyers, George Washington Earl - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, March 1926).

    18. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census.
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, Post Office: 720 Leevins Street; Roll: IA1915_143

    19. [S31] Walker, Hattie Mae (Moyers) - Obituary (Muscatine Journal), (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, April 10, 1918, page 4; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa).

    20. [S19] 1920 US Census.
      Mediapolis town, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 28; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 17B; enumeration date: January, 1920

    21. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census.
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1692

    22. [S60] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1926, (Copyright, 1926, by the McCoy Directory, Publishers and Compilers, Wm. Brown Building, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois), page 187 (Reliability: 4).

    23. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb).

    24. [S396] Moyers, Edward Nelson "Ed" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 11, January 5, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    25. [S94] LDS Online Record.

    26. [S397] Moyers, Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) - 60th Wedding Anniversary Program, (1906), Front cover (Reliability: 4).

    27. [S397] Moyers, Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) - 60th Wedding Anniversary Program, (1906).

    28. [S398] Moyers, Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Loper Cemetery, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy).

    29. [S399] Moyers Family Monument - Headstone Photograph, (the monument is at the Loper in Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa near the graves of Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers; photo provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy).

    30. [S33] Conwell, Joy Lynn (Ferguson).

    31. [S34] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1879) The History of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Chicago, Western Historical Society, 1879).

    32. [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 352, 355 (Reliability: 3).
      From Samuel N. Moyers' biography: "This worthy couple have had four children: Marietta, died at the age of fourteen; George W., is a farmer of Louisa County, Iowa; Sarah, deceased wife of James Larkin of Franklin Township, Des Moines County; and Jacob N., now residing in Oskaloosa."

    33. [S36] Walker, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) - (Wapello Republicah), (originally published probably in The Wapello Republican, April 11, 1918; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa).

    34. [S414] Moyers, George Washington Earl and Mary (Rogers) Smith; and Edward Nelson Moyers and Ruth Alfrida Youngberg - Obtain Marriage Licenses, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, January 21, 1920; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    35. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search).